8. Olive Oil
Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy alternative for sautéing or to use in salad dressings. Substituting olive oil for all your oils can bring an effective reduction in your blood pressure medication or stop it altogether. Experts recommend 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a day.
Heart disease commonly originates due to chronic inflammation-related issues. Lowering such inflammation will certainly benefit your entire cardiovascular system. Olive oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds called polyphenols.